Media from: The music of the silks
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This diagram of the molecular structure of one of the artificially produced versions of spider silk depicts one that turned out to form strong, well-linked fibers. A different structure, made using a variation of the same methods, was not able to form into the long fibers needed to make it useful. Musical compositions based on the two structures helped to show how they differed.
Image: Markus Buehler
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A musical score derived from the protein patterns.
Image: J. McDonald (Tufts University)
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